The human remains found at Pollock Halls have now been identified
They are said to be from a man in his 50s
The human bones that were found at Pollock Halls back in September have now been identified.
The scientists who examined the bones have confirmed that they are from a man who was in his 50s, and from the Scottish Borders.
According to Police Scotland, the circumstances surrounding the man's death are not suspicious and his family have now been informed since his identification.
Police have said human bones found in the grounds of student halls of residence at Edinburgh University had been in place "for some time" https://t.co/9HXswWJr35 pic.twitter.com/JI6nh2dlnv
— BBC Scotland News (@BBCScotlandNews) September 28, 2018
The initial discovery was made on September 26th, and Police Scotland made it clear that the bones had been in the ground for a "considerable length of time".
For now, the forensic teams have cordoned off an area outside Fraser Court on Dalkeith Road, whilst further investigations are carried out.
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